Gout vs Pseudogout
Yesterday, I was reading Kaplan’s books for step 2 and this is what I made up about gout and pseudogout.
>>>Negative birefringence, Needle shape crystals, and Negative Gr stain and culture.
MC involved joint in Gout is the first toe (metatarsophalangeal joint)>>>podaGra>>>this joint is close to the Ground.
>>>Acute Monoarthritis (both Gaut and Pseudogout are Acute and Mono-arthritis)
>>>Positive birefringence and Rhomboid/Rectangular crystals.
MC involved joint in Pseudogout is the knee. On X-ray look for CalciumPPD crystals in joint menisci or articular cartilage>>>ChondroCalcinosis.